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Beach Vacation - this is one of the main types of recreation in Hawaii. On the numerous beaches of the islands, you can swim, sunbathe or just lie under the sun. On the major beaches you can find almost everything you need - from disposable camera to sun cream.
On Oahu the largest beaches are Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai Beach, and also the best beach in Hawaii - Hanauma Bay Beach ... On Hawaii the largest beaches are Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna, on Maui - Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua Bay Beach, on Kauai - Poipu Beach.
You can also swim in pools with fresh and salt water at hotels and hotels.
Diving is the main sport in the Hawaii. A very popular diving site on the island of Maui, where the submerged Molokini crater is located. Lovers of sunken ships should visit Oahu.
On the west coast of the island of Hawaii, you can dive into Turtle Hole, Eel Cave, and Meet Manta ray. Manta is a giant stingray, near this island it is almost harmless.
More experienced divers should visit the southern coast of Kauai. The sunken ship"Luckenbach","Sheraton Caves", and also lava caves, in which you can meet a shark, are very interesting to visit here.
Hawaiian cuisine is famous for its seafood dishes. Integral parts of the cuisine of the islands -"laulau" - pork or fish for steamed,"lomilomi" - chopped raw salmon and "opakapaka" from pink snapper. Spicy lovers will love the local red onion.
You should definitely try the pig baked in the pit. Her is usually eaten at sunset, and the process of eating is accompanied by a dance"hula" or fire show. Together, this is called"Luau".
Not in in last place are tropical fruits. In addition to banal oranges and bananas, you can try the"fruit of passion" or carambole with unusual floral taste. It is also worth trying local cocktails -"Lover" s flower"and " May-tai". They are available both in non-alcoholic and in alcoholic form.
Every evening on the islands are different shows, from which you can perfectly recognize the national flavor. Visitors are taught to dance Polynesian dances, weave wreaths, extract milk from coconut.
Volcanoes. Hawaii is a chain of active and extinct volcanoes. The most active of them - Kilauea and Manua Loa, which is also the highest active volcano in the world.
Not far from active volcanoes there are observatories and observation platforms, extinct volcanoes are cut by paths and roads. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located on the island of Hawaii, covers 93 thousand hectares. Here you can look at Halemaumau crater and Kilauela volcano, see how boiling lava flows into the Pacific Ocean, instantly cooling down. Also in the park there is a museum of volcanology.
Cultural Center of Polynesia. The Polynesian Cultural Center, located on the island of Oahu, is seven villages according to the names of the states included in Polynesia - the Marquesas Islands, Samoa, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti and Tonga. Here you can look at national dances and costumes, listen to Polynesian music. The villagers will share their secrets - how to open a coconut with one blow, light a fire without matches, dance Hula and even climb a palm tree.
Monument to James Cook. John Cook is the navigator who revolutionized the history of Hawaii. In January 1778 he, in in search of the strait to the Northwest, sailed to the harbor of Waimea. So he became the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands. It was here that he and was killed by the natives in 1779 year.
The monument itself is located on the Kawaii island in the very center of Waimea. This monument is almost an exact copy of the monument to Cook, which stands in his native English town. Also, a commemorative plaque marked the place where he was was killed.
Palace of the Hawaiian Kings Iolani. Iolani Palace in Honolulu - the only royal palace in throughout the United States. It is surrounded by a wall of real coral.
Long before before the islands became dependent on the USA, Hawaiian monarchs ruled their people from this palace. The old building was eaten by termites, and the new one was only rebuilt in 1879 year. When Hawaii was annexed to the USA, this place became a historical heritage, and the city - the capital.
Now the palace attracts a huge number of tourists. In front of the entrance to the park, in which is the palace, there is a monument to the last queen - Liliuokalani.
Waimea Canyon. Waimea Canyon is a deep crevice in volcanic rock. At its bottom is a muddy and fast river. The depth of the canyon - 1200 meters, length - 16 kilometers. There is almost no vegetation on the steep red rocks. This is Waimea Canyon at the islands are called a small copy of the famous Grand Canyon.
Pearl Harbor Naval Base Museum. In the capital of Hawaii is the famous Pearl Harbor naval base. On December 7 December 1941, it was subjected to Japanese bombardment, which became the reason for the US entry into World War II.
Now this base is the largest US naval base in the entire Pacific Ocean. The ship Arizona, sunk during the bombing, is still at the bottom. On its place was created a memorial in memory of 3,000 perished sailors. It is is a concrete structure with transparent bottom, so that visitors can look at sunken ship through ocean water.
Another war monument - the battleship"Missouri", which is eternal anchorage in Pearl Harbor port. Here, 2 September 1945, Japan signed an act of surrender. At the local museum you can watch a movie about the Japanese attack in 1941
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Topic: Hawaiian Islands. Recreation and entertainment.